On Saturday morning, May Day, we announced to friends that this would surely be the best day of all our lives. Nothing invigorates us like warm weather and sweeping pronouncements.
We will not comment upon the success of the best-day plan, but we certainly tried our hardest. Orchestrating the Best Day of Our Lives required Read More
We could scarcely contain our excitement when we saw the most recent New York City Transit statistics.
The J/M/Z, it seems, is the hot new line. It is the train of winners. This is what we have been saying.
We admit that the J train sounds a little bogus because of its close association with Read More
Worth reading: a 1994 speech by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, courtesy of JimmyCsays, in which Sulzberger describes The Times‘ approach to emerging technologies.
In so doing, he gives the “information superhighway” metaphor quite a workout. Also there are many animal jokes.
“I believe that for a long time to come this information Read More
A volcano whose name we cannot pronounce! High-altitude ash clouds over northern and central Europe! Air travel disruptions! APOCALYPSE!
But, happily, an apocalypse that does not apply to us. In this respect Eyjafjallajokull is much like a doorman strike.
True, we did commiserate with the publishing people who had planned to go to the London Read More
In A Ticket to The Circus (reviewed last week by Christian Lorentzen), Norris Church Mailer recounts life with her late husband Norman. But before there was life with Norman, there was life (or a “date”) with Bill Clinton.
The Daily Beast provides an excerpt describing this interlude:
I came in Read More
On the subway last Sunday, we became jealous of a baby.
By “baby,” we mean a child of about 4. She had curly red hair and a leopard-print jacket, and she got to stare at people and nap whenever she wanted. This baby was living the life.
She existed apart from the exhausting minutia of Read More